Mastering Handwriting and Early Literacy

handwriting worksheets

It is not very easy to learn to handwrite. Mastering handwriting acquires certain skills and experience. Training handwriting is not only the everyday work of words, letters and hand movements. But also developing of thinking.

With FUNtastic handwriting worksheets, your child will practice fine motor skills tasks that need effort from him, but will be easy to do.

There is an opportunity to make a variety of “actions” with symbols. The most effective way to teach a child – is action. We develop handwriting worksheets to improve fine motor skills in a simple and clear way. Practice for 10 minutes for best results.

If your child will not hold a pen properly from the beginning, then it will be difficult to retrain. Therefore, it is important to teach a child how to hold a pencil. Kids fingers can get tired very quickly. To avoid this, try to make long pauses between classes. You can alternate with drawing and their fingers will relax. It is better to choose triangular pencils to practice.

With our handwriting worksheets, your child will be able to trace the outlines of the images and the various figures. In these sessions, your child will learn how to write smoothly and will be ready for the school.

We pay special attention to precise movements to train and strengthen the entire hand and fingers, as they are an important instrument.

Handwriting Activities

Handwriting worksheets strengthen the fingers and we can recommend these exercises:

Tapping a hammer or playing with drum
Paper truncation
Pressing the button musical toys
Shifting spheres, cubes, figurines of various sizes
Placing and unfolding mosaics, puzzles
Play with grits, natural materials
There is no doubt how important fine motor skills are. We will use activities such as modeling, application, cutting, and origami.
Since we are working on preparing child’s hand to write, you need to teach your child how to hold a pen and to navigate across the paper. We tend to focus on the correct posture accomplished: children learn to sit and hold a pen.

Graphic exercises

Graphic exercises help prepare a hand to write, practice accuracy, attention, and control over. Developing fine motor skills not only depends on the clarity and beauty of lines, but also the ease and freedom.

The ability to draw freely flowing lines from left to right, with an inclination to write top-down and bottom up is important.

Primed only in the specified direction
Do not go beyond the contours of the figure
See the parallel lines
Do not bring together the finishing touches, the distance between them is 1/4 inch
Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills – the ability to do fine and precise movements of hands and fingers. It includes a lot of movements, from simple gestures (such as the capture of toys) to very precise (such as, write and draw). Developing fine motor skills, play an important role in the overall development.

Scientists have proved that fine motor skills and speech development are very closely related. The explanation is very simple. In the brain, speech and motor centers are very close to each other. Therefore, fine motor skills begin to activate the speech center.

Prepare your child to write, think logically and reasonably, have a good memory, concentration, attention and imagination.

Fine motor skills develop gradually, it is an individual process, and each child goes at his own pace.

Early Literacy

Early literacy starts with learning letters and repeats to successful reading. One of the most common methods of teaching reading – is saying sounds loudly and then showing a picture. Help your child and praise him for his success. Activities can take place in a playful way, the child can guess the letters in the most usual and unusual things. Do not just learn with your child all the letters? Show your child his favorite toys, and goes with him the letter with which these words begin.

Of this is the age your child can already associate the letters with objects and develops further memory. Once your child has mastered a few letters and repeats them for you easily, you can go ahead further with the other letters.

After the first step, you can go ahead to the second step and show your child how animals “speak” and accompanied it with pictures. Take a look on our reading worksheets!

How to make sure that the child is having fun and enjoy reading? Be generous about the success of your child and support him. Do not try to persuade and force your child to read. If at this moment he wants to play with his railroad lets him play. Avoid irritation and angry intonations. All your child needs are your support in this difficult journey of learning reading!

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